2.1 billion years old fossils from Gabon — early multicellular organisms?

El Albani et al. describe structures that could be fossils of early multicellular organisms or assemblages: “The Francevillian Formation contains centimeter-sized structures interpreted as organized and spatially discrete populations of colonial organisms living in an oxygenated marine ecosystem.”

via PLOS ONE: The 2.1 Ga Old Francevillian Biota: Biogenicity, Taphonomy and Biodiversity.

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